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  1. VMFA187

    F-15X on the Air Force's Budget Request

    You don't need them operating in that environment. But it would be nice to have a fighter with the kinematics of an Eagle, with significantly upgraded capes in nearly every area, with the ability to carry more than twice the A-A loadout of any current fighter we're fielding.
  2. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/25636/usafs-next-budget-request-will-include-new-f-15x-advanced-eagle-fighter-jets-report Thoughts? One can only hope.
  3. VMFA187

    Marine Cobras to NG FW

    It might be a bit of a long shot to get a TX slot into a strike-fighter aircraft - Every Marine Capt / Maj I know in the Hornet / F-35 is getting out and half of them are looking at the Guard. But don't let that stop you from trying if it is what you really want. I think Homestead F-16s picked up an Army helo guy a year ago or so there is that. I started my transition when I got to VMFAT-101 as a Hornet IP after a four year fleet tour. After visiting multiple units and about 18 months, was offered a TX slot by a Guard FS prior to finding out I was no longer medically qualified. Bottom line, reach out and visit the units you're interested in. The squadron that actually offered me a slot was one in which I found a contact via LinkedIn. After a few messages he gave me the squadron commander's cell phone and told me to call him, I did, he told me to visit, and things went well. They're just looking for good dudes, who are sincere, and want to keep flying tactically.
  4. VMFA187

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    To be fair, these responsibilities can be separate. And I feel more dudes would be inclined to stay if they were. On a fighter ANG hiring board the squadron commander asked me "How would you feel knowing that you likely won't have an opportunity to be the squadron commander due to your USMC and Hornet background, as well as your year group?" "Sir, I want as much responsibility in the airplane as possible. And as little as I can get away with outside of it." He looked to his patch, then to the third member of the board and turned to me and said, "That is the best possible answer you could've given."
  5. VMFA187

    Car loans and interest rates

    Because Uncle Sam only lets us fly jets when he wants us to.
  6. VMFA187

    Safety Survery

    Completed.
  7. VMFA187

    Future T-38 replacement?

    By combining "live" and "constructive" training I think you'd be able to combine 5th gen adversary support constructively by mating that to the TX 4th gen platform, then gain the live training with the actual platform once you get WVR.
  8. VMFA187

    74 More Squadrons?

    What exactly does this mean? "This year, in addition to seeking officers demonstrating commitment to the welfare of our airmen and to our core values, I am using my authority to instruct board members to find officers who have demonstrated that they will nurture and lead in a diverse and inclusive Air Force culture," James said."
  9. VMFA187

    Future T-38 replacement?

    I love the Hornet more than most, but having a deck full of a single TMS (MDS for you AF types) limits capabilities fairly significantly, even as flexible of a strike-fighter as the F/A-18 is.
  10. VMFA187

    NFL Ratings are Way Down

    Executed? https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/23/health/gun-deaths-in-men-by-state-study/index.html
  11. VMFA187

    Concept aircraft

    What’s your background? It can be pretty decent in the hands of someone with a bit of experience. From my personal collection and the only time I’ve been fortunate enough to fight an Eagle WVR.
  12. VMFA187

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Are you serious? It never sucks to be a military flight student. Unless you suck and shouldn’t be there. Perhaps an increase in competition will drive the quality of students up as we in the strike fighter community have seen a relative decline in the past 2-3 years compared to 5+ years ago.
  13. VMFA187

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Dude, I don’t care. Was just giving you a hard time for the statement.
  14. VMFA187

    A-29 down at Holloman

    Went through flight training with Short. Solid dude. 🍻
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